Underwear 101: How to Get Started with Thongs
Thong: it can be a scary word for many men. There are a lot of stigmas associated with men wearing thongs. I’m sure you’ve heard them. I’ve read and heard dozens of times how only gay or feminine men wear thongs. Real men only choose between boxers and briefs. Luckily we live in a world where underwear is a personal choice. Isn’t anyone’s business unless you make it his or her business. Therefore, it’s time to drop the stereotypes and wear what you want to wear. If you’ve always been interested wearing thongs. Hopefully the next few paragraphs will help you get over your fears and finally make the jump into the wonderful world of thongs. I’m glad I made the jump many years ago, and I haven’t looked back since.
I first started wearing thongs when I was in high school. I vividly remember buying my first thongs and being scared to go to the cash register and check out. “What will the cashier think?” kept running through my mind, and “What if I know the cashier?” Keep in mind this is small town Oklahoma we are talking about here. So its not exactly the most open minded of people in the world. Oklahoma is always a red state, after all. Regardless, I used to go to a discount store quite frequently for CDs. Every now and then they got in good clothes shipments. One shipment was clothing from International Male. You can imagine how excited that made me. Another shipment was underwear, and some of that underwear included white cotton thongs. I don’t remember what brand they were, or if there even was a brand. I remember buying five pairs of white cotton thongs for a dollar each. Being very excited to get home and try them. Prior to that, I had no experience with thongs. Now, I can’t say I had the greatest first experience with thongs. I was a little overweight at the time and selected a size that probably was not correct. The thongs were not the most comfortable. The string in the back caused chafing and the underwear became way too uncomfortable to wear. It was a few years before I would try thongs again.
Enter in an underwear store that used to be open in downtown Tulsa. I was in college now, and not knowing very many people in Tulsa. I felt much more free to stop in at the store and shop whenever I wanted on my way to and from Arkansas. Where I went to college. Again, not exactly the most liberal of places. It still allowed me to feel freer, and that’s what it’s all about, right? Anyway, I would stop in at this store in Tulsa and the guys that owned it would help me pick out new underwear. They had all kinds of brands I had yet to hear of: Go Softwear, Jocko and many more. It was at that store that I was convinced to wear thongs again and where my love truly developed and took off. The owners helped me find thongs that were comfortable and made me truly enjoy wearing them. Ever since then, I’ve experimented with different brands, fabrics, colors and designs. Now I’m sharing my knowledge with you.
If you’re ready to start wearing thongs, here are some great pairs you should start with to get a feel for them:
One of the most basic and best thongs to get started with is the Calvin Klein Body Thong. It comes in white or black and is made of the same great cotton as Calvin Klein’s other Body underwear. If you are a fan of Calvin Klein hip briefs, this is a great starter thong for you. It fits like a pair of briefs with the same waistband and pouch. The only difference is the strap up the back. The pouch can loosen up a little bit during wear through the day. But the strap will never cause discomfort during wear. It’s a perfect pair to really get used to wearing a thong. What it feels like because there’s very little discomfort involved, even for first-time wearers.
If you’re looking to start with something more standard in the thong world. You can’t go wrong with the Classic Cotton G-String from N2N Bodywear. The thongs come in a variety of great colors. They are made of super soft cotton for ultimate comfort in the front and back. The pouch in the front is more form fitting than the Calvin Klein Body Thongs. Everything fits a little closer to the body. You will be able to feel the strap more in the back with these. Once you are used to it, you won’t even know you are wearing them. These thongs feel and fit more like bikini briefs. If you are used to those, this is a fantastic pair of underwear to make your first thong.
If you’re someone who likes your underwear to be truly versatile from work to gym and bed. You can’t go wrong starting with the Jack Adams Sprinter 1.0 Thong. This is a thong that is truly designed with the busy man in mind. The front pouch fits just right. Fits like a pair of briefs while the back had just the right amount of tension to make you know you are wearing a thong. Without a constant reminder you have it on. Jack Adams truly knows what they are doing when it comes to men’s underwear. The Sprinter 1.0 Thong is perfect for the novice and professional thong wearer. It’s something every man should have in his underwear drawer.
Finally, if you’re a man who enjoys his underwear to feature an anatomical pouch. You’re ready to make the move to thongs, the Cocksox CX05 thong is exactly the thong to start with. Cocksox has long been a leader in anatomically correct underwear for men. Their thongs are no exception. The pouch is more boosting to really show off what you have. They help everything to sit more naturally without getting squished. The pouch is the perfect size for anyone, so you don’t need to worry about that. As with other thongs for beginners. The tension in the back is perfect to help you know what wearing a thong feels like. Without making you wish like you’d never given thongs a chance. Cocksox fabrics also keep you cool during the day and during workouts. They are a great versatile choice for wherever your day takes you.
When you’re shopping for a thong, there are some things you need to look for:
- What kind of waistband are you comfortable with? Are you looking for something with more of a standard brief-type waistband or are you looking for something more string-like?
- What kind of pouch are you looking for? Do you want something that’s going to be more like normal underwear or do you want something that’s going to be more freeing and anatomical?
- Make sure you are checking size ranges closely. Sometimes thongs can fit differently than other pairs of underwear, even if you’re looking at a brand you are familiar with.
- Also be sure to check out the size of the strap in the back. Some thongs have thicker straps, while some are a thin string. Figure out what you’re comfortable with before you start mixing it up. It helps to get used to one design first before changing to a different.
These are strictly a few tips for thong beginners because everyone needs a place to start. Of course thongs, just like any kind of underwear, aren’t perfect for every occasion, but thongs sure are amazing once you get used to them. If you’ve always wondered about them, but never tried, there’s no time like the present. So take the leap and test them out. Trying a thong is the best decision I ever made.